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Adding/replacing HDD in laptops can't get any easier these days. The GPU is often part of the motherboard, soldered on. Some gaming laptops use MXM slots that CAN be upgraded. I doubt a low end Viao would have such a feature.

We can dream though right?

Typing this from a Asus G73, i5 + 460m + 1080 = alright in my books, only 1.1 grand too!!!! A little over a year old now and nothing to complain about.
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I think maybe I am more manly than you because that sounds like a LOT of fun. And I have already had it open how did you think I got the hard drive in there genius. Drrrr.
Anyways, yeah I like a challenge. But thanks for the heads up or whatever.
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Even if you take it apart, you might not be able to throw a GPU in there. It has to have an MXM slot - something a lot of laptops don't have.
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Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post

Free? What did you do steal it? thumb.gif
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I traded work for it. But it was a steal-of-a-deal wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post

Adding/replacing HDD in laptops can't get any easier these days. The GPU is often part of the motherboard, soldered on. Some gaming laptops use MXM slots that CAN be upgraded. I doubt a low end Viao would have such a feature.
We can dream though right?
Typing this from a Asus G73, i5 + 460m + 1080 = alright in my books, only 1.1 grand too!!!! A little over a year old now and nothing to complain about.

Yeah hmm, anyone able to verify it does NOT have an upgrade able MXM slot? I was told that these models came with a GPU so I just assumed that it had the MXM slot but only one way to tell haha.
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Even if you take it apart, you might not be able to throw a GPU in there. It has to have an MXM slot - something a lot of laptops don't have.

Yeah buddy thanks for the heads up =)
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I traded work for it. But it was a steal-of-a-deal wink.gif
Yeah hmm, anyone able to verify it does NOT have an upgrade able MXM slot? I was told that these models came with a GPU so I just assumed that it had the MXM slot but only one way to tell haha.
Yeah buddy thanks for the heads up =)

Still a nice lappy bike.gif
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Originally Posted by diabloSUCKS View Post

http://www.overclock.net/t/1218387/asus-k53e-b1/0_100#post_16516718
What about this one?

I don't like it, but what did your friend get?
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I think maybe I am more manly than you because that sounds like a LOT of fun. And I have already had it open how did you think I got the hard drive in there genius. Drrrr.

Congrats on being a jackass. Most laptops only have a simple screw that exposes the bay. Other laptops its under the keyboard. All laptops have the GPU directly on the motherboard and almost all of them are soldered directly to the board. The motherboard always takes at least a half an hour or more to get to it. Especially since sony likes to use different size screws for every other part in a lot of their models.

Now I regret helping you before.
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Congrats on being a jackass. Most laptops only have a simple screw that exposes the bay. Other laptops its under the keyboard. All laptops have the GPU directly on the motherboard and almost all of them are soldered directly to the board. The motherboard always takes at least a half an hour or more to get to it. Especially since sony likes to use different size screws for every other part in a lot of their models.
Now I regret helping you before.

Sorry brown, didn't mean to be a jackass I tend to talk to strangers like I do my friends and should have clarified my thoughts better.

Basically I was just trying to jest back with you all in fun. It actually took me a little longer than 30 mins to swap the hard drive but I had to desolder and solder some stuff.
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Bump for daily deals and such. .
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